I'm officially promoted as of today. I had an interview last week and then received my official promotion letter, effective today-no longer interim. I have to take within the next 9 months, a 48 hour training course, spread over six days in three day chunks. It feels reassuring to no longer be in a limbo position. My team seemed happy for me, even the one with difficulty with the transition. She herself got a promotion out of the changes in our division and restructure of our team, so I think that helped. Her modified position will fit her strengths better.
My son confirmed his flights for Christmas week. Airfare is insane this year-no deals to be had, but we're helping with the costs. He arrives very late on December 23rd and flies back to LA a week later.The project he is currently working on runs right up until then, which is great, but pretty much his industry shuts down the week or two around Christmas.Too many lavish parties for the Hollywood elite to attend. Just in case, he has travel insurance as he wouldn't want to miss a great opportunity should something come up. I know I can't expect to have my kids home at holidays, but this year, I'm excited that his trip is officially booked. DD1 also has PTO confirmed for that same week, and plans to be home for a few extra days.
Both my brother and sister are doing well, both needing to make changes long term to help their prognosis. After the recent bad health news, I feel grateful for positive news this week.